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here is what's going on. back to the west, only in the 40s, and this is what we're going to be dealing with tomorrow. it's 53 right now in d.c. 56 in richmond. notice where the warmer air is, just to the east of the blue ridge. colder air off to the west. a freeze warning in effect for area along the blue ridge. tomorrow night we get a whole lot colder out there and as we move on through, what we're going to be seeing in the next couple day s, well, it's cold and then it's cold and then it's more cold. tomorrow and sunday will really be cold afternoons. windchills in the 20s and 30s all day tomorrow and, yes, we could even see some snow with this and some areas may even get a little bit of a dusting or a coating on april 9th, kind of hard to believe we're talking about the chance for some snow. i'll break it down for you, show you who has the best chance and when we may see some warmer weather. >> thank you, doug. to presidential politics now. democratic candidates appear to be making
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contested battle for new york. meanwhile, ted cruz is on the hunt for convention delegates in colorado. brian mooar is on capitol hill with details on rare strategy. >> reporter: rare, perhaps unprecedented. ted cruz actually going to colorado to twist the arms of some of these delegates to get them in his camp. now, normally these delegates are unknown and unsung, but in this election cycle, they're in the spotlight. unless you're a hard-core republican insider, you probably never heard of the people on this colorado stage. >> i want to represent you as undecided or undeclared, but i do stand with ted cruz. >> reporter: but the ted cruz campaign knows these would-be delegates could be the key to stopping donald trump. and had trumping the front-runner in the race to scoop up unpledged delegates who can side with any candidate at the convention in july. winning and winning o
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hope. >> that's what we're going to do and go into the convention aggressively with as many delegates as we can muster. >> reporter: trump's looming delegate problem has forced him to hire a fixer, paul manafort, advisers to gop campaigns dating back to reagan. democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders backed off in their fight over who is qualified to be the nominee. >> and on her worst day she will be -- she would be an infinitely better president than either of the republican candidates. introo she's qualified. >> of course. >> reporter: still clinton isn't exactly letting it drop. >> seriously i have been called a lot of things over the years, but unqualified as not been one of them. >> reporter: though there are no primary votes next week, there's still the potential for game-changing drama. and one week from today, sanders will be addressing a conference at the vatican, part of his ongoing effort to build up his foreign policy resume. jim? >> b
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martin o'malley is declining to endorse one of his former rivals in the democratic race for the white house. he appeared last night on the rachel maddow show on msnbc. >> i look forward to supporting the party's nominee in the fall. >> are you going to make an endorsement? >> no, i'm not. >> have they asked you to? >> i have had some terrific conversations with secretary county and senator sanders and i have a great deal of admiration for both of them and i look forward to supporting the party's nominee. >> that was martin o'malley's first interview since he suspended his presidential bid back on february 1st. he plans to teach some college courses in the fall in maryland, but he did not identify the school. the woman a maryland mother trusted to care for her baby is now accused of killing the child. the little girl died at a home daycare in prince george's county. chris gordon is in oxon hill and he talked to neighbors about whether they think the woman is
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chris? >> reporter: beatrice manning was an unlicensed daycare provider. that means that prince george's county didn't know she was taking care of kids in her home here in oxon hill. they couldn't conduct health and safety inspections. hef the state of maryland requires anyone who takes care of a child who is not a relative to be a licensed daycare provider or they will shut you down. 14 years, that's how long she's been looking after children as a daycare provider in her home. 43-year-old beatrice manning is now charged with first-degree murder, assault, and child abuse. the autopsy report says 9-month-old savannah wright of temple hills was a homicide victory who died of a head injury. >> the medical examiner lists blunt force trauma as the cause of death. >> reporter: the news was a
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neighbors here. do you think she's capable of murder? >> murder? no. really? oh, my god. no. hold on. wait, wait, what? >> reporter: i asked a close neighbor who has been watching beatrice manning with the children for many years what she thinks. do you think she's capable of murder? >> no, i do not. no, i do not. and she's a mother herself, so no. i do not. >> reporter: investigators say 9-month-old savannah wright was dropped off at beatrice manning's home daycare the morning of december 2nd at 7:00 a.m. police say at 11:00 beatrice manning called 911 to say savannah was unresponsive and lethargic. she was transported to the hospital. by 5:30 that night, investigators were notified that she had brain injuries. two days later, on december 4th, savannah wright died. that led to a delay. police waited for the autopsy report since december.
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[000:05:59;00] beatrice manning. tonight she is in the prince george's county jail being held without bond. that's the latest live in oxon hill. jim, back to you. >> chris, thank you. a young man is recovering from a stab wound tonight after a fight in northeast washington. police tell us a large group of people were fighting this afternoon here on rhode island avenue not too far from the metro station. no word tonight on any arrests. we're watching new developments on the terror attacks in brussels. authorities say they're still not sure whether a man arrested today is the so-called man in the hat from the surveillance video at the brussels airport. police arrested mohamed abrini during a raid connected to the attack. investigators are still trying to figure out what role abrini played. they're also trying to figure out if he helped plan the paris attacks. he was seen in paris during the days leading up to the attacks but disappeared afterwards. a deadly shooting at an air force base in texas, but investigators say it was not an
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act of terrorism. it was an apparent murder/suicide at joint base san antonio lackland. a senior u.s. official tells the associated press that an airman shot his commander, then took his own life. the shooting happened in the classroom facility. air force basic training is held at lackland. the names of the airmen have not yet been released. a teenager shot in front of his family at a metro station for no apparent reason. tonight a final good-bye to davonte washington. >> mourners packed the first baptist church of glenarden for his funeral today. washington was a ninth grader at largo high school and an air force junior rotc member. >> derrick ward has more on how he's being remembered. >> come on, church. come on, church. this is a home going service. >> reporter: today at the first baptist church of glenarden, a home going service and a celebration of a short life. la von tay washington cut down before his 16th birthday.
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he was killed in front of his mother they waited for a train at the deanwood metro station. the likely motive, an exchange ever words and glances that somehow turned deadly. >> this make nos sense. he was not in the middle of those things where you would say well maybe perhaps that should have happened. he was minding his business. >> reporter: washington, by all accounts, did not know the 17-year-old accused of his murder nor did those gathered at washington's funeral, but they knew of the path that can often lead to the tragedy that played out on the subway platform that saturday afternoon. there was a call to the hundreds of young people who gathered not to go down that path. >> enough of our boys being killed. enough of our girls being killed. enough of the killing. >> reporter: davonte washington played football and was enrolled in the air force junior rotc program. his fellow students honored him with a salute and they served as
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pallbearers. the company commander read condolences to washington's family. >> we ask you continue to support the family. don't let it end here. please support us and we will not let davonte's name go in vain. a man who admitted to stealing an ambulance and causing a deadly crash while drunk will spend the next 16 years in prison. that sentence today for sebastian isaksen. police say he had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he jumped behind the wheel of an ambulance that had stopped to help him for a crash. it happened in prince george's county back in december of 2014. while driving the ambulance isaksen caused another accident killing a man named alvin hargrave. >> my father, my son's granddad, grandpa al, was a great guy, and he was a friend to many.
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>> it's been traumatic. anytime you lose a know, it hurts. this was right around the christmas time. >> today the sentence included 24 years suspended. if he violates probation when released, he could have to serve the whole sentence. >> reporter: coming up tonight, parents open up about how a tragedy has changed their lives. the future of travel is here right now. what was said today on capitol hill about self-driving cars. we are trying to help you plan your weekend. storm team4 getting ready for
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colonel quality, guaranteed. two teenagers killed in a horrific drunk driving crash. tonight as the driver pleads guilty in the case we're learning how the accident has impacted the community. meagan fitzgerald is live for us in rockville with details. meagan? >> reporter: yeah, and, jim, we had an opportunity to speak with many parents who have students that go to wootton high school just behind us here. they say they already assumed that their kids knew better than to drink and drive, but after seeing what happened last summer, they say they're not taking anything for granted. they've been having ongoing conversations with their kids about drinking and driving before it's too late. it's been nearly ten months since this terrible tragedy
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rocked a resulting in the death of two recent wootton high school graduates. but it doesn't feel like it was that long ago for several parents and students. investigators say 19-year-old samuel ellis was drunk when he and three other friends left a party in north potomac in june. ellis was driving when he lost control. calvin li and alexander murk died on scene. in court today, ellis took responsibility for that night accepting a plea bargain and pleading guilty to two counts of manslaughter with a motor vehicle. >> this is very serious to us, and there were no favors given or any kind of plea bargain, if you will, for this. it was a plea to the straight -- the top line charges. >> reporter: serious charges which carry up to two decades in prison. >> there was a sense of remorse in the courtroom. >> reporter: while prosecutors believe ellis regrets his actions, parents say it's a
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lesson for them to speak with their child a that could have been avoided. >> i tell my daughter don't do like that. it's your responsibility to be safe and keep others safe. >> reporter: now, ellis will be sentenced on june 3rd, and while he does face a maximum of 20 years in prison, prosecutors say they've not yet decided what they will be asking the judge for, but they say they will be requesting jail time. reporting in montgomery county, meagan fitzgerald, news4. >> thank you. back to the presidential race now. 11 days to go until the new york primary, and it seems we've hit the most contentious week yet on the democratic side. >> bernie sanders and hillary clinton have had some very testy exchanges. >> "meet the press" moderator chuck todd joins us once again. chuck, it looks like both campaigns are trying to turn down the heat a little bit. >> they are but i actually think this is sort of -- it's cute we're describing this as nasty. i mean like come on. compared to the republican side which has been like --
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>> called out this time. >> like steel cage masses. clinton/obama was a nastier race. this hasn't been that contentious. there's a reason a little bit more the acrimony for this week and the next ten days. both of them know new york is that important, right? for sanders to continue to lay a claim on an ability to win this nomination, he has to beat her in new york. she knows if she can win this thing and win new york and should the idea that she's got to protect her home turf is frustrating to her. so i think you're seeing the tension sort of play out a little bit. they both know how important new york is and i think that's why it's gotten a little testier than usual. >> how important is it on the gop side and how far ahead is trump. this is his race to lose there? >> he's going to win the primary. the question is how big is he going to win it and can he sweep all 95 delegates. that's what this game is about. it's whether cruz and kasich can get enough support or maybe combined can they get enough
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support to hold him under 50 and hold him u congress districts where he's able to maybe only get 60 or 70 delegates instead of the 95. so that's what this is about. in many ways i'm telling people, weekends matter more now in this nomination fight than tuesdays. it's on the weekends that the state conventions take place and this weekend in colorado. this is where cruz is helping to try to dictate who the individual delegates are. this is where the election of the individuals to be the delegates take place, and in many cases they're more important than what's taking place now on tuesdays. >> what goes on behind the scenes that we don't really see. >> we're finding out how -- it really does show if trump doesn't get on the first ballot he's not going to get it. he's already been outmaneuvered on that front. also a little bit of a tell on john kasich. he's nowhere to be found at these fights even on the convention level. this isn't an expense thing. you're like where are you here? i think that's -- he's got some soul searching to do i think in
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the ne >> and as we talk about behind the scenes, what's happening, there's some turmoil going on in the trump campaign organization. listen, trump's convention manager made a bold claim on cnn this morning. we're going to listen to it and hear your reaction. >> all right. >> the reality is ted cruz has seen his best day. the reality is this convention process will be over with some time in june, probably june 7th, and it will be apparent to the world that trump is over the 1237 number, and at that point in time when it is apparent, everything is going to come together. >> you think trump gets to 1237? >> absolutely. >> no problem. >> well, if i'm them, i have that kind -- i think you have to project that confidence, but it's an acknowledgment of something else. their only chance is to win it on the first ballot. they cannot win a protracted convention. they will not be there in the second. that confidence about saying we're not going to need a second ballot, it's also an acknowledgment that it's one or done.
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>> thanks so much. >> you will see that guy on the show sunday, the new manager. >> we want to wish you happy birthday. >> no, no, no. >> you have to work on your birthday. >> we're not counting -- it's fine. >> that works for me. >> the only thing i like is it's a numerical day, 4 to 8 to 16. >> you like my numbers. >> i like my numbers. i might go play the numbers. >> good luck. >> have a great weekend. >> happy birthday, chuck. chuck will talk with trump convention manager paul manafort as well as bernie sanders on "meet the press" sunday. you can see that at 10:30 here on nbc 4. safety advocates are asking the federal government now to put the brakes on the approval of those self-driving cars. today the national highway traffic safety administration posted a public meet being this technology. the golf says it will have federal guidelines for self-driving cars in six months but consumer watch dogs and other groups want the government to take even more time. they're concerned the technology
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could be dangerous if it's approved before it's waiting won't work. >> it's not coming, it's here. there are safety technologies already in vehicles that will brake it when it needs to, prevent you from going to the wrong lane when there's somebody in your way. so full self-driving, i think that's still being determined right now, but the potential for the safety technologies is not potential, they're here now. >> nhtsa plans to hold another public hearing later this month at stanford university. how much do you owe the federal? america's student loan debt crisis is growing with millions of borrowers not making the grade. strip clubs in prince george's county are officially closed, but many have appealed. we'll tell you what happens next. and storm team4 is watching the wind as we head into another unseasonably cold spring
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and i approve this message. storm team4 is tracking unseasonably cold temperatures tonight. it is so chilly out there, folks, that montgomery county police have issued an alert for a missing season today. >> what? >> okay. i just read that. the department posted the joke on twitter and facebook today. you got me. they're asking citizens to help them find spring, doreen. >> they must think that april
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fool's day -- there's been an extension. doug kammerer is here. let's hope he has some good leads on the whereabouts of that missing spring weather. >> we do have video of that missing season. we've seen it the last couple days and then it's just literally vanished. it's gone. winter has now taken the place of spring. kind of taken its place for a couple days. we're talking one cold weekend. right now doesn't look bad but we're dealing with some sunshine across the area. temperatures of 53 degrees. winds out of the northwest at 13 miles per hour. gusts upwards of 20 to 30 miles an hour and that wind does make things feel cold but today is not cold. it's 48 in frederick. 48 in winchester. we're ten degrees below average across the region. tomorrow we're 10 to 15 degrees below average and we have the wind. no rain or snow in our area but just back to the west, look what we're dealing with. some sunshine here but look what's happening here. this is the storm and look where it's coming from.
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our beautiful friends up around can colder air. out ahead of it, we've got some shower activity here, even some thunderstorms. these are going to come through too late tonight when it really starts to get cold and then the cold air really settles in here and this storm is going to be a very interesting storm for us. time it out for you. future weather, timing it out for us. look at this. 5:00 tomorrow morning, rain d.c. to the south, but maybe snow up along 270. back towards leesburg, up along 70. watch what happens through 6:30. still seeing some snow. it may snow for a couple of hours here early tomorrow morning in places like frederick, in places like mt. airy and damascus, over to columbia. maybe even accumulate on your car, on some trees, grassy surfaces but then it gets out of here. and then we see a return of the moisture that moves back in. notice some snow towards anne arundel county, toward baltimore.
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maybe mixed in around leesburg. let's show you the windchills tomorrow. into the 30s around noon, but then the wind and the cold really move in and look what happens. around 4:00, supposed to be the warmest time of the day, windchill of 31 in gaithersburg and martinsburg. windchill of 35 in manassas. it is going to be one brutally cold day. so what to wear tomorrow. well, it's the coat, it's the hats, it's the blankets tomorrow. if you have games, maybe your going to be a spectator watching the son's baseball game, my daughter is playing soccer tomorrow, i'm going to be in that blanket for sure. it's going to be that cold. my wife is in the blanket. i have a big coat. i'm coaching. plenty of sunshine across the area. 64 degrees on monday. 62 on tuesday. this record low temperature on sunday is 28. we're going for 29. so near record low temperatures. that's just how cold it is. >> coaching from under the blanket i guess. is that the idea, doug? >> and i have to say, i'm coaching my son. my wife is coaching the soccer practice with my daughter. >> give credit where it's due. >> exactly.
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i was going to get in trouble. >> thank you, doug. remember all those snow days this winter? well, the changes montgomery county schools are now making because of them. a fairfax county mom charged with felony child neglect more locking her young son out of the house in the cold. now we've learned she's also a teacher. coming up, will she be back in the courtroom anytime soon? this is one of 12 businesses that's been told by prince george's county it has to cease and desist adult entertainment by 5:00 p.m. tody.a wall street. the nra. they're powerful. they usually get their way.
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>> 10-year-old male that was in the rear of the deck of e he's crying, and he was knocking on the door of the residence. >> the temperature last night in the 40s. when police arrived and knocked on the door, a 12-year-old girl answered. her brother at her side wrapped in a blanket reportedly shivering. officers had to go inside to find brant, but after questioning her, decided to file the child neglect charge and take her into custody. the investigation revealed brant meant to lock her son out. >> preliminary investigation showed that it appears that the mother was upset with the kids. >> reporter: until today julia brant was a third grade teacher at nearby lane elementary school. in the wake of the neglect charge, school officials tell me she has been suspended without pay. a letter was sent home to lane parts explaining her absence. julia brant was released from the fairfax county adult detention center today. police say her children are in the care of relatives. in fairfax county, i'm julie carey, news4. metro's safety and security
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will be front and center metro gm paul wiedefeld and board chairman jack evans has been called to testify before the oversight committee. last month a one-day shutdown was held. a dozen strip clubs are now closed in prince george's county. they were forced to shut their doors at 5:00 this afternoon after a year-long zoning battle. prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins broke this story for us. she talked to club owners today about what they're planning to do next. >> reporter: for a year now daniel irving has been fighting the county to keep his adult entertainment businesses running. >> that's their whole idea, to try to bankrupt you. it exhausts all your funds in legal fees. >> reporter: as of 5:00 p.m. today, 12 clubs operating as strip clubs must stop by court
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and county that's a lot of money lost for business owners like daniel irving who had two clubs on the list. daniel says changes in county zoning law have made it hard for him and other strip club owners to operate. >> cease and desist letters were sent to the 12 establishments not to close their doors but to stop providing adult entertainment. >> reporter: they say an outdated land use policy permits the clubs close to homes and churches. the counsel at the executive says he expects the new rules to be fully enforced. >> this is a big victory for us. the courts have ruled in our favor and so we're going to aggressively move forward. >> we anticipate some of these establishments, some, if not all, will certainly file an appeal, and if and when they do, then our attorneys from the office of law would, of course, go to court. >> reporter: it will probably mean millions upon millions of dollars lost for these prince george's business owners and money lost for those they
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employed. doing what they have to do in order to make a better county. let's just make sure change is fair all the way around the board. >> reporter: irving says part of the issue with where the county wants the businesses to relocate is ample parking. people who attend the ebony club tend to park in the parking lot in the church across the street. the county says that's part of the problem. i'm tracee wilkins, news4. montgomery county school students had six snow days this winter. remember that? it was only a few weeks ago. well, now they may have to pay a price for that. school officials may be forced to extend the academic year by two days to make up for the time lost. four snow days were built into the calendar this year. the county asked the state to waive the other two days. the answer, no. school officials are exploring
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their options. a local middle school robotics team is in iowa tonight competing in a national competition. we first introduced you to the ducklings from bull run middle school in gainesville last month. well, today they competed in six qualifying rounds. tomorrow there will be four more. if they do well enough, they'll move into the elimination rounds. we'll keep you posted on their progress. go ducklings. crushing student debt. millions of americans are dealing with it. you won't believe how many who owe the government simply aren't paying. for 36 hours northern virginia turns into silicon valley, and it all is done to help keep your information safe and secure. we're going out live to see what's known as hack-a-thon. and we're taking a look outside right now. a mix of sun and clouds. it looks like a nice day. we've got some very cold air making its way in. possibly the coldest for this time of year ever. see new a know your financial plan
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my giant. the boss will not be performing in north carolina anytime soon. bruce springsteen has canceled his sunday concert in greensboro to protest a controversial new law in the state. it bans transgender people from using bathrooms that don't match their birth genders. critics say it discriminates against people who are gay, bisexual, and transgender. springsteen released a statement apologizing to his fans. he went on to say that canceling the show was the best means he had to support those fighting against the law. college degrees come with the promise of broader career opportunities, but for millions it's coming with a problem. >> students are racking up tens of thousands of dollars in loan debt. nbc's jay gray has a closer look at the growing number of people who owe the federal government and what the government is doing about it. >> reporter: when it comes to the subject of student loans, the federal government says
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millions of americans just aren't making the "the wall street journal" report show that is even though most are out of school and in the workforce, as of january 1st, 43% of those with student loans aren't making payments. >> you need to pay for things like food and housing and transportation for debt before you pay for any debt including very high priority, important student loan debt. >> reporter: the obama administration has introduced what it calls the revised pay as you earn pay which caps at payments at 10% of the borrowers income and even forgives remaining debt after payments are made for 20 years. but the agencies that collect the payments have been overwhelmed by the volume of applications leading to backlogs, delays, and confusion. >> it really is absolutely about servicer accountability, making sure that borrowers know their options and that the servicer is helping to guide borrowers into the right repayment plan that's good for them and their
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situation. >> reporter: a situation that campus, still accumulating debt with every intention of paying off their loans. >> it bothers me i'm going to have to -- there's nothing i can do about it. i need my career. so it's just something i'm going to have to do. >> reporter: hopeful, like millions, that a degree will pay off. jay gray, nbc news. >> we have a link to learn more about managing student loans on our nbc washington app. open it up and search loans. in just a few hours, this room is going to be filled with hackers. i'm david culver on the woodbridge campus of northern virginia community college. all new at 6:00, we'll show you
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we want them to grow up stronger. there's a new twist tonight in the case of two fairfax county attorneys charged with torturing and seriously injuring a mclean couple. attorneys for andrew schmule have asked a judge that the couple be tried separately. we were first to report that he plans to use what's known as an involuntary intoxication defense, but now his lawyers have learned his wife, alicia, may claim she was the victim of years of spousal abuse. the couple is accused of tasing, stabbing, and shooting a couple who owned a law practice from which alicia had just been fired.
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in just a few hours, college students will begin hacking through firewalls testing cyber security. it's all part of a coordinated event involving local companies and northern virginia community college. david culver joins us live from the woodbridge campus to explain. david, i haven't heard of this one before. >> reporter: hi there, doreen. i know. this one is a little different. we're in the orientation period as of now so the students are still trickling in. some of them here behind me, they're getting ready to enjoy what's going to be their last comfortable meal before they start hacking. that's because the hacking will start at 9:00 tonight. it's not going to end until 9:00 a.m. sunday morning. armed with their laptops and determination, these college students share a common fascination, cyber security. >> you're going to have job security, like this is a good field, it's growing and i think people are really recognizing that. >> reporter: a part of their cyber security studies, learning how to hack. it may sound criminal but --
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>> we're actually teaching, you know, you not get hand and how do you not end up on the news. >> reporter: case in pointed, last week news4 told you about the hack at medstar health, but they're just the latest. it happened all too often to government agencies and private companies. >> this building is the regional workforce center for the northern virginia area. >> reporter: the demand for cyber security impacting higher education. dr. paula ford is the dean of information technology. she showed us northern virginia community college's newly opened facility dedicated to the topic. hacking, part of the curriculum. >> we don't teach them how to hack into businesses for negative reasons. we teach them so they know how to counteract. >> the 300-plus visiting students all signed in ready for a long weekend testing their skills. >> obviously with lots of caffeine, lots of sugar. >> reporter: there are more than prizes at stake. >> it's like a job fair, like, you know, coding, programming event. all in one.
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>> reporter: but most for those drawn to cyber security. >> you can protect people. i think that's remarkable. it's kind of like being a super hero. >> reporter: and it's worth pointing out the students aren't going to actually be hacking real companies or real government agencies. instead, there are corporate sponsors who have set up these challenges for them to test their skills, so to speak. they start in about two hours. let me show you how prepared they are. some of them even bring in sleeping bags, though they may not be sleeping much, doreen. >> that looks serious. i bet they will have some large pizza orders too. all right. thanks. good stuff, david. looking for a last-mindener idea? why not head to the mcdonald's in clinton, maryland? that's right. why you ask? >> why? >> why am i suggesting this? prince george's county police officer are working behind the counter tonight for a good cause. >> that's cool. >> the district 5 officers and command staff are raising money for the citizen advisory council's scholarship fund and
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until 8:00 p.m. >> to you have e. >> i had a mcdouble a little earlier today. >> okay. >> mcdoubles, i love them. >> now we know. >> that's how you fuel up for a weekend of coaching in the frezie ngcold, huh? >> it's going to be brutal. and you mentioned the coaching, i'm doing that too. but that's everybody is going to be out there. so many kids have games this weekend and it's going to be so cold for the kids, for you watching the games as well. it's going to be a really cold weekend. that's what we're talking about here. right now we have plenty of sunshine. bright blue skies, not bad but again the wind makes it feel so much cooler out there. this is a pretty shot right now. just a couple weeks it's going to be all green across the region. 53 degrees right now, chilly, chilly, and then just cold. 45 degrees at 11:00. wind chills by that time in the upper 30s. many areas already in the 40s. 46 in gaithersburg. we're at 53 in warrenton and right around 50 degrees back towards leesburg. so it's chilly. tomorrow it does get cold.
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the radar not showing much but, look, rain/snow justac watching here. we're watching this moisture move on in courtesy of this area of low pressure that's spinning. this is a strong low and it's really bringing in some cold air and by early tomorrow morning we could see snow in parts of the area. if you live around frederick, mt. airy, baltimore, up to the north, maybe even some snow on the ground by tomorrow morning and then tomorrow afternoon, well, if you're going to the nationals game, going to be a cold one for the game. very windy too. a passing shower which could actually be mixed with some snow. they'll get the game in, i'm not worried about the game at all. 45 saturday at 4:05 and then sunday's game is at 1:35. that too will be very cold. it will be sunny though with a little less wind. temperatures in the mid-40s. so dress appropriately. hopefully you have some sunshine seats on sunday. during the summer you don't want those seeds, you want the shade. tomorrow you definitely want the sun. i'm talking about those right field seats. it's going to be a cold one. still cold on sunday.
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record low temperature possible. we're going for 29. that puts most of you in the suburbs into the mid-20s. and then monday a high of 64 degrees. slight chance of a shower monday, not too worried about that. tuesday a better chance of rain with temperatures around 62. and then just cold next wednesday and thursday. now, that's cool, but for a different kind of cool, this is just awesome. spacex just landed their falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea. this is the fifth opportunity they've had. all of them have crashed before. this one was able to land on that drone ship. before touching down it delivered a cargo supply ship to the space station that will link up with the international space station. somebody tweeted, a little off-center. can you believe that? that is amazing. the fact they can land a rocket on a floating barge in the middle of the ocean. absolutely fantastic. i saw this live today and i was just flabbergasted. absolutely amazing.
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>> welcome back. it's down to the final four wizards, and they've got to win tonight. >> yes. they need a miracle. sebastian salazar joins us from the csn studios with a preview of the game tonight. hi, sebastian. >> you did it right there, it's going to be a miracle. we've been tiptoeing about calling must-win games but tonight the wizards officially in do or die territory. they need to the win and they need detroit to lose he have game the pistons have left. it's a big ask. there is some bad news, john wall had an mri on his right knee. it showed no structural damage but wall says its still sore and he will miss tonight's game. good news wiz have won all three games this season against the pistons including a blowout last month. it's a performance they will have to replicate to keep any playoff hope alive. >> we still got a chance. we got to go out there and take care of business against detroit, you know, and put the pressure on them.
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>> we're going to take it one game at a time right now focused, you know, we can pick up the win. we can definitely put pressure on detroit. what a wild night yesterday at the verizon center. caps playing the archrival pittsburgh penguins. showdown of the two best teams in the eastern conference. washington goes down 3-0. then they store thrcore three s goals to take it to overtime, and then after all of that comeback, it's all for naught. only to see sidney crosby, yes, sidney crosby of all people, score the game-winner with a minute left in the extra session. a gut punch for the caps. one they will have to get over quick with the playoffs starting next week. >> i have learned the hard way a couple times in pittsburgh, you can't just turn the switch on when you get to the playoffs. it's about developing good habits and playing the right way, gaining momentum. >> m playoffs it takes one
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mistake ato change momentum. if we're sharp and support each fine. everybody figures the nl east will come down to the nats and mets but it's how those two teams fare against all the other teams that will make a difference. the nats started off on the right foot, but yesterday's home opener against the marlins did not go to script. there was a rain delay. daniel murphy making his presence felt early. a three-run triple brings his total to five rbis. the reigning mvp continuing to play up to the hardware. bryce harper, his second of the season. in the end the nats fell 6-4. we're back in action tomorrow against miami. meanwhile in baltimore, the orioles completing an impressive sweep of the twins in their
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opening series of the a clutch hit here in the seventh. that gives baltimore their first lead of the night. and then a young man who played phenomenal throughout the spring. joey adds the insurance with his first big league home run. jimenez seven innings, two runs allowed, and nine strikeouts. birds host the rays for a three-game set starting tonight. second round at the masters closing up as we speak. looks like we're set for a great last 36 this weekend. jordan spieth came back first today, shot a 74 after his opening round 66. spieth still atop the leader word. rory mcilroy nipping at his heels, 3 under par. finally, this morning the national champion villanova wild kads ho cats holding a parade in philly. celebrating with chris jenkins. he hit the game winner. villanova celebrating their first title, i hate to bring this up, since beating georgetown back in 1985.
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but i guarantee you it won't be long beforwe of championship parade to celebrate here. we'll send it back to you guys at nbc 4. we usually have great highlights but i can't top a rocket ship landing -- >> i know. >> none of us can. >> championship parade. how long do you think that's going to take, sebastian? >> i'm not going to make any promises that will get me in trouble on twitter. >> it looks like a good time in philadelphia. you would have liked to have been up there. villanova gave us a really good game to watch. >> one of the best. a cold weekend? >> we're talking about temperatures near record lows. i hate record lows. record highs, you know, this time of year would be great but not record lows. record low on sunday morning, 28. we're going for a low of 29. we'll be very close to that record. monday, 64 degrees. at least we see a little bit of warm-up, but you notice the average high is 64. every day is at or below average for the next seven days. here we are in april feeling much more like late february or
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march. hopefully we'll get some warmer >> thank you, doug. >> we'll go straight into summer. >> exactly.
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